Rivers Indus, Kabul, Swat still flow in low flood



The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said rivers Indus at Kalabagh, Kabul in Warsak-Nowshera Reach and tributary River Swat at Chakdara Bridge are flowing in low Flood. According to daily FFC report on Saturday, other major Rivers, including Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej continued to flow in normal state. The Combined Live Storage of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs as of today is 10.439 MAF (75.33 % of total live storage capacity).
Tarbela & Mangla Reservoir elevations are 1522.00 feet & 1219.00 feet respectively meaning thereby that they are 28.00 feet & 23.00 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet. As per Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, Monsoon Low earlier over Western Madhya Pradesh (India) today persists over Northwest Madhya Pradesh (India) besides weak Seasonal Low over Northern Balochistan.
Moist currents from Bay of Bengal (India) are penetrating into most parts of the country upto 5000 feet as suggested by the meteorological conditions. For the next 24 hours, FFD, Lahore, has predicted scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls over Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal & D.G. Khan Divisions of Punjab including Sindh, besides over the upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej. Isolated thunderstorm/ rain may also occur over Punjab (Faisalabad & Bahawalpur Divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Eastern Balochistan and upper catchment of River Indus during the same period.
Scattered thunderstorm / rain with isolated heavy falls (including one or two very heavy falls) may occur over Southern Punjab, Sindh and Eastern Balochistan during the next two days. Moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls are also likely over Northern Punjab & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej during the above time period. This may result into Low to Medium level flows in the Rivers Chenab and Jhelum and associated local Nullahs of Rivers Ravi and Chenab as well.” Significant rainfall events was recorded during the last 24 hours include: Sialkot = 44 mm, Shinkiari = 39 mm, Chattar Kallas = 21 mm, Balakot = 17 mm, Garhi Dupatta = 14 mm, Mirkhani = 13 mm. Muzaffarabad = 11 mm, Murree and Domel = 09 mm each, Kallar = 6 mm and Hattian Bala = 05 mm.—APP

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